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Mark 10:2-3 Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” What did Moses command you? he replied.


The Pharisees had interpreted God’s Law and resulting in a liberalized interpretation for divorce. Their interpretation was based on a command from Moses. To respond, Christ shows us how we should respond in similar cases. Christ when back into the Bible looking for “God’s intent.” Christ then stated that it was God’s intent for man and women to become one without separation and that the later command of Moses was in response to the sinful nature of man. Christ points out that Moses did not rewrite God’s intent but, instead, responded in mercy to man’s weakness. Therefore, if we find ourselves confused over an interpretation of scripture, we can follow Christ’s example by searching for “God’s” original intent. (review all of Mark 10:1-9)